This week, the zooarchaeological report of the Khanuy Valley Project 2010 excavations was submitted. This is to be followed at a later date by the ethnozooarchaeological report of the same phase. The report has identified some significant discoveries in the development of society on the Mongolian steppe, but many of the findings are provisional, pending a re-evaluation of the chronology on the site.
The report is available now from my profile on Mendeley.
Most of the last week was taken up with teaching on the zooarchaeology short course at the University of Sheffield.
Feedback for the course was really positive, with everyone finding the classes fun and informative – even if it was all a lot to take in in just a few days. The initial course was so popular that it’s now been decided to run a second one in April – details of the course can be found at: